Effect of Aurora Borealis on the Electronic Industry

The Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm watch on Friday night, that Aurora Borealis is expected to hit the earth.

What is Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights, are beautiful dancing waves of light. This is a spectacular light show, that captivates millions of people.

Redirection of Energized particles

The Earths Magnetic redirects the energized particles from the sun, towards both the poles creating this atmospheric phenomenon.

Effects of Ionosphere and magnetic fields

This redirection of charged particles from the Earth's magnetic field creates large-scale electrical currents affecting the ionosphere, and magnetic fields on the ground.

Effects on electronic and communication

This auroral disturbance on the earth's magnetic field disrupts the power lines, electronic communication, and GPS technologies on earth.

Strength of Auroral Disturbance

The effect upto which the systems could handle depends on the strength of the auroral disturbances, these magnetic particles can shake up the earth's magnetic field.

Crippling of Electric power grids 

If the auroral disturbance or the storms are strong enough, this phenomenon can cripple the electric power grid and de-orbit the satellites.

Aurora Borealis and effects

This beautiful imagery fascinates scientists and skywatchers, but if the storm intensifies, it bombards the earth with extreme amounts of energy causing undesirable effects.

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